The Hope 50 Concert capped off a year of celebrations with Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr Lee Hsien Loong, gracing the event as our Guest of Honour.
Hope 50 – Together As One Concert
Capping off the SCS 50th Anniversary celebrations was Hope 50 – Together As One, a concert to send the message that no one needs to fight cancer alone. Held at The Star Theatre of The Star Performing Arts Centre on 16 January, the concert saw the single largest gathering of the cancer community comprising 5,000 SCS benefi ciaries, survivors, family members and caregivers.
Guest of Honour, Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr Lee Hsien Loong, emphasised that family and community support is crucial in the fight against cancer. The Prime Minister, who himself is a cancer survivor, also announced the new one-stop SCS Rehabilitation Centre, which will provide community based holistic care to patients, and the SCS Cancer Care Fund to help ease some of the financial worries of newly diagnosed lower-income patients.
International and local celebrities stepped forward to celebrate hope. They were Taiwanese actor Aaron Chen Zhao Rong, veteran singer Maggie Teng, getai singer Liu Ling Ling, Project Superstar 2014 overall winner Alfred Sim, singer-actress Rahimah Rahim, singer-songwriter Daphne Khoo, musician-actor-writer Benjamin Kheng of The Sam Willows, Robert Fernando, Singapore Idol 3 second runner-up Tabitha Nauser, pop soul artiste Gareth Fernandez, SMU Samba Masala and WANNA Studio. Actor-comedian Moses Lim and veteran actress Koh Chieng Mun hosted the show.
We are especially grateful for the support from The Star Performing Arts Centre, New Creation Church, the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation, cancer patients, cancer survivors, caregivers, family members and volunteers for the success of Hope 50 – Together As One.